Open Thread – Tue 13 Dec 2022


The Census at Bethlehem, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1566


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Dot
Dot
December 16, 2022 2:51 pm

Faking some moon landings wasn’t the smartest govt move either, they expected the sheep to unthinkingly accept that could happen.

WAT?

Because there’s nothing to divulge. Lee Harvey Oswald killed President John F. Kennedy.

I suspect he had criminal congeners. He has a crazy past and the documented CIA and KGB fuckery is amazing.

The plot below occurred three weeks before the assassination in Dallas.

I recommend you read this.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=3902495&page=1

“Had seen lying on the bed several automatic rifles with telescopic sights, with an outline of the route that President Kennedy was supposed to take in Chicago that would bring him past that building,” said former Secret Service agent Abraham Bolden.

Bolden, 72, of Chicago, was a young agent in 1963. After a few years as an Illinois state trooper, Bolden joined he Secret Service and was invited by Kennedy onto the prestigious White House detail. He was the first black agent assigned to protect a president.

Bolden recalled how agents bungled surveillance of those two suspected Cuban hit men. They disappeared and were never identified.

“No one was sent to the room to fingerprint it or get an ID. The case was lost and that was the end of it,” Bolden said.

(I thought he was a USN veteran as well, not just a state trooper).

Speedbox
December 16, 2022 2:59 pm

God damn it Rex. That was supposed to be a secret.

Wait……

Ok, I’ve just received a message from the Royal Uniform Society of Specialised Korall Importers (RUSSKI) that you are being recalled to the Plato Crater. Please attend the departure pad asap. No need to pack anything. You will be met on arrival and escorted to the meeting.

Cassie of Sydney
December 16, 2022 3:02 pm

Like many, I’d like to think there was some grand Soviet or Mafia conspiracy around the events of that awful day in Dallas sixty years ago, but I don’t see it. From what I’ve read, Lee Harvey Oswald was an unstable, attention seeking misfit, a little runt of a man, a dangerous little man, who was looking for a cause and fight to make him immortal, and he found it that dreadful day in Dallas in 1963. The lives of two men changed forever.

Perhaps Oswald was a Manchurian figure, manipulated like a puppet to murder a president. If that was the case I doubt it was the mafia, more likely the Soviets but even the Soviets thought Oswald was a unstable and unreliable loon. Back in the 1990s, to mark the 30th anniversary of the assassination, an American network (I think it was CBS or ABC) made an excellent documentary about the assassination. And because the Soviet Union had collapsed, they were able to interview the three Russian KGB operatives who’d worked at the Soviet embassy in Mexico City and they related how they’d spoken to Oswald back in October 1963, when he caught a bus to Mexico City from Dallas (it was on that bus to Mexico City that Oswald had a long conversation with two young Australian women who were travelling the world). The Russians related how they found him to be an unstable fantasist.

Another important point, having served in the marines before he defected to the Soviet Union, Oswald was known to be an excellent marksmen.

It’s a tragic, tragic tale.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 16, 2022 3:11 pm

Dover

Had a Bad Gateway problem for a while, now OK.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 16, 2022 3:12 pm

No need to pack anything. You will be met on arrival and escorted to the meeting.

Arrival at base, colourised 2022.

Lysander
Lysander
December 16, 2022 3:12 pm

Cassie – I just find it odd that CIA don’t release all the files… what’s there to lose?

Tom
Tom
December 16, 2022 3:13 pm

The Learjet Model 60 and 45 everything after them by Bombardier is just so much corporatised ‘meh.’

Rex, the 50-seat Bombardier CL100/200 regional jet was actually a very clever aeroplane. Launched in 1989, the stretched Bombardier business jet gave smaller American cities non-stop flights to major hubs for the first time.

But Bombardier was too stupid, incompetent and lazy to turn it into a program with a future. The CRJ700-900 stretches were too range- and payload-limited to compete with the Embraer 170-175-190-195.

Needless to say, the Embraers are now the only independent product in the large regional jet space. Bombardier sold its C-series regional jet program to Airbus, which now markets it as the 100-150-seat A220-100/300 while production of the CRJ series lapsed during the Kung Flu years, which decimated commercial aviation.

Bombardier’s next move inevitably will be to exit the business jet market altogether to concentrate on the lovely big government subsidies available to train builders. Bombardier now gets big fat government cheques from Daniel Andrews among others.

calli
calli
December 16, 2022 3:17 pm

*horror*

We’ve lost the upticks and report comment lines!

The world as we know it is ending.

Cassie of Sydney
December 16, 2022 3:18 pm

Has Dover taken off the “like” button?

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2022 3:19 pm

Cassie

Please read my link, there was at least a criminal conspiracy. The MO was extraordinarily similar.

calli
calli
December 16, 2022 3:19 pm

But can we do ? or ?

Tom
Tom
December 16, 2022 3:20 pm

Woops. The Dover industrial complex is collapsing. All the blog buttons have disappeared.

calli
calli
December 16, 2022 3:21 pm

Bother. Neither emojis nor formatting buttons. Back to coding my own . 😀

Lysander
Lysander
December 16, 2022 3:22 pm

…sitting in a leather recliner chair whilst sipping a champer/vino as your Lear Jet takes off is an experience i recommend to all Cats.

Two massive tailside engines for 8 people, the power is amazing!

At one point in my life, I was on one of those at least once a fortnight but, sadly, doubtful I’ll ever get the experience again… boooooo!!! 😛

calli
calli
December 16, 2022 3:22 pm

They’re back.

Gave myself an uptick for effort.

Tom
Tom
December 16, 2022 3:28 pm

For those interested in my 3.13pm post, more info on the Bombardier CL100-200 and the Airbus A220-100-300.

JMH
JMH
December 16, 2022 3:30 pm

Boambee Johnsays:
December 16, 2022 at 3:11 pm

Dover

Had a Bad Gateway problem for a while, now OK.

I did too – using different browsers.

Vicki
Vicki
December 16, 2022 3:32 pm

Re the corporate jet thing:

Saw ad in a swanky magazine (The Robb Report) for an aircraft time share arrangement (company os Valor ‘K) in a Dassault Falcon 7X . My God – the photo of interior was amazing.

Life on a different scale.

Vicki
Vicki
December 16, 2022 3:38 pm

“Have you considered 1080 for the fox?”

Call me pathetic, but I can’t do it. NPWS have used it throughout our nearby Wollemi – but still plenty of foxes in the valley.

The worst thing was the damn thing sitting on our mat at door shortly after its murderous raid. It was such a beautiful creature. We have installed an electric wire about 10cm off the ground around the chook pen. The only viable entry for the fox is under the fence, as it did before – but doubtful if it can accomplish that without getting zapped.

custard
custard
December 16, 2022 3:41 pm

There are no conspiracy theories, there are coincidences either.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
December 16, 2022 3:43 pm

Vicki… I’ll leave that idea that a fox is a beautiful creature to one side- you have to commit to destroying it, otherwise you’re just feeding it terrorized chooks.
Don’t get me wrong, I admire foxes, they are a worthy adversary, and a big lush one is a sight to behold, and a smell to endure. Beauty, though is in the eye of the beholder.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 16, 2022 3:44 pm

It was such a beautiful creature. We have installed an electric wire about 10cm off the ground around the chook pen.

One can have foxes, or one can have chickens. But not both.

KaBLAM is the only solution for those ferocious little bastards.

WolfmanOz
December 16, 2022 3:46 pm

Cassie of Sydney says:
December 16, 2022 at 3:02 pm
Like many, I’d like to think there was some grand Soviet or Mafia conspiracy around the events of that awful day in Dallas sixty years ago, but I don’t see it. From what I’ve read, Lee Harvey Oswald was an unstable, attention seeking misfit, a little runt of a man, a dangerous little man, who was looking for a cause and fight to make him immortal, and he found it that dreadful day in Dallas in 1963. The lives of two men changed forever.

Perhaps Oswald was a Manchurian figure, manipulated like a puppet to murder a president. If that was the case I doubt it was the mafia, more likely the Soviets but even the Soviets thought Oswald was a unstable and unreliable loon. Back in the 1990s, to mark the 30th anniversary of the assassination, an American network (I think it was CBS or ABC) made an excellent documentary about the assassination. And because the Soviet Union had collapsed, they were able to interview the three Russian KGB operatives who’d worked at the Soviet embassy in Mexico City and they related how they’d spoken to Oswald back in October 1963, when he caught a bus to Mexico City from Dallas (it was on that bus to Mexico City that Oswald had a long conversation with two young Australian women who were travelling the world). The Russians related how they found him to be an unstable fantasist.

Another important point, having served in the marines before he defected to the Soviet Union, Oswald was known to be an excellent marksmen.

It’s a tragic, tragic tale.

I tend to agree Cassie although the Zapruder film cast series doubt on the single bullet theory that the Warren Commission held its hat on.

I’m of the view that Oswald was one of the shooters but I strongly suspect there was a 2nd shooter and when you have 2 you have a conspiracy.

The film JFK is a brilliant exercise in cinematic technique which unfortunately gave too much credence to Jim Garrison’s flawed investigation into the assassination.

I guess we’ll never know the full true story.

John Brumble
John Brumble
December 16, 2022 3:50 pm

All Australians should benefit from TV rights payments for our national sports teams. It doesn’t make sense that a bunch of rich players should walk away with it all and we get nothing.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 16, 2022 3:51 pm

“From what I’ve read, Lee Harvey Oswald was an unstable, attention seeking misfit, a little runt of a man, a dangerous little man, who was looking for a cause and fight to make him immortal, ”

So, the Soviets or the Mafia would have far more professional assassins on the payroll, then this misfit with his mail order rifle?

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
December 16, 2022 3:52 pm

Oi Dover- where’s me special text boxes gone?
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/victoria-s-yoorrook-calls-for-urgent-changes-to-the-state-s-criminal-justice-system/vi-AA15l03t?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=c1f3c42e549f423f987290b97c602440&category=foryou
Victoria’s Yoorrook? What in blazes is Victoria’s Yoorrook? Oh they might mean the Victorian parliament’s specially invented commission into keeping more violent recidivists free on the street. I’d like to think it’s just the ABC nomenklatura knocking off for their two-month summer holidays and leaving the headlines to the work experience kids, but it’s more likely the Lizard People policy of inserting neologisms sans lube at us until we roll over into a new dawn of Kiwi style iwis, Three Waters, renamed landmarks with no capital letters and letters with those flat bars over the top.
Victoria’s Yoorrook is about as predictable as the latest Victoria’s Secret.

m0nty
m0nty
December 16, 2022 3:53 pm

Yes, the pork-barrelling, cronyism and political stacking by the Coalition were bad.

They really were. Half a mill per year for a bulltish job where you were supposed to have a legal background but few of the Lib cronies did.

GoTiges
GoTiges
December 16, 2022 3:53 pm

About the only thing we can say for certain about the JFK thing as that there was a murder and a cover up. The cover up continues to this day because they will not release the CIA/FBI bits. Odds on those files will show Oswald was being run by one or both. If that’s the case then all 26 volumes of the warren commission report, including the magic bullet theory and the bit that discusses whether or not Oswald’s mother had false teeth (yes that’s in there – must have been a vital part of the investigation!) has to go out the window and started again. And no-one wants that.

Hugh
Hugh
December 16, 2022 3:55 pm

Vicki—I hope you are right about your pen being secure now. Personally, any compassion I might have felt towards foxes evaporated completely when one ate my ducks.

JC
JC
December 16, 2022 3:56 pm

WTF? Twitter suspends mad, leftwing rake Keith Olbermann? Wow! I never expected that even though Olbermann is a loser skunk of a human being.

JC
JC
December 16, 2022 4:01 pm

A few other leftwing journalists’ accounts were also suspended.

custard
custard
December 16, 2022 4:01 pm

*no

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
December 16, 2022 4:02 pm

We have chosen a modest intervention to make sure that Australian manufacturers are not driven out of business as a direct result of these high global prices being imposed in Australia, even though these are Australian resources with no increase whatsoever in Australian production costs.

Many of those Australian manufacturers are going to be a bit disappointed with the result.

The media, hasn’t read the legislation (to be fair, it’s still in exposure draft form and incomprehensible unless you have a fairly detailed understanding of the gas market) – and is simply repeating the Government line that gas prices will be capped at $12/GJ.

The reality is a lot more complicated than that.

Gas producers, the ones who go and explore and develop and extract the gas, are limited to a $12/GJ price at the point of sale. This is done by Competition and Consumer (Gas Market Emergency Price) Order 2022.

However not many gas users buy direct from producers. Most gas users – typically those using less than around 50,000GJ/annum (for reference, you use an average of ~30GJ/annum at home) – buy their gas from market aggregators, such as AGL and Origin.

Market aggregators are not restricted in what they can charge.

So most customers won’t be seeing $12/GJ gas.

They will still be paying $30-$40/GJ buying gas on commercial tariffs from AGL et al – who will be paying $12/GJ (down from the ~$14-$16/GJ they are currently paying on term contracts).

Smoke and mirrors.
And much, much trouble ahead.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 16, 2022 4:04 pm

“Victoria’s Yoorrook? What in blazes is Victoria’s Yoorrook?”

The ultimate in “Stories my Nanna told me.”

Cassie of Sydney
December 16, 2022 4:07 pm

“The film JFK is a brilliant exercise in cinematic technique which unfortunately gave too much credence to Jim Garrison’s flawed investigation into the assassination.”

Garrison was a fantasist.

Kneel
Kneel
December 16, 2022 4:08 pm

“A few other leftwing journalists’ accounts were also suspended.”

Elon is making them live up to their own rules – ie, using their own tactics against then.
Frankly, I think Elon is at the point where he has enough personal assets that even if he lost Tesla, Space-X etc, he’d still be comfortably well off for the rest of his life. Therefore, he doesn’t really have any reason to care all that much what the ultimate outcome is, he just wants to put that tom thumb bunger in the ant nest, light the fuse and watch the chaos as those who thought they were “untouchable” get a lesson in reality. Can’t really say I blame him – what’s the point of being fuck-off rich if you can’t have a bit of fun with it?

JC
JC
December 16, 2022 4:11 pm

That’s zero excuse Kneel. He may have decent excuse, but Musk went preaching free speech and paying back lefties was never the expectation. Again, if it’s for that reason then it’s a very bad move.

Cassie of Sydney
December 16, 2022 4:14 pm

“Elon is making them live up to their own rules – ie, using their own tactics against then.”

Indeed, it’s sweet, very sweet, and pure Alinsky. One of his Alinsky’s rules is…””Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”

That’s how you deal with the left. You put the shit in front of them and make them eat it.

Mater
December 16, 2022 4:16 pm

Bowen brushes off ‘Soviet-style intervention’ comment as ‘laughable’

As would’ve I.
It’s far more fascist, than communist…for the moment.

Speedbox
December 16, 2022 4:19 pm

Dr Faustus says:
December 16, 2022 at 4:02 pm

So, in essence, retail suppliers (aggregators) such as Origin/AGL have just scored a margin increase of ~$2 to $4/Gj and they are under no compulsion to pass that ‘saving’ on to their retail consumers.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 16, 2022 4:22 pm

ROFLMAO.

Just read in a local freebie paper that the Horndale Tesla Big Battery can provide 2000 megawatt seconds of equivalent inertia to the SA grid if needed (presumably on the assumption that it is fully charged at the time).

Sounds impressive, but what is this new unit “megawatt seconds”? Divided by 60 seconds in a minute, around 34 megawatt minutes. Divide by 60 minutes in an hour, around 0.5 megawatt hours. This is not going to power the SA economy for long!

Kneel
Kneel
December 16, 2022 4:22 pm

“That’s zero excuse Kneel.”

Yes it is JC – people who whinge about opinions they don’t like and say it is breaking the rules, should have to live by the same rules.
My point about Elon is that since Twitter is now a private company, he can do what he wants. And if the push-back kills “his” other companies (Tesla, Space-X etc) in a move designed to cow him into obeying them, then if it doesn’t really hurt his personal finances/lifestyle, he might consider it worth it. I suspect that is the case – that he considers exposing the corrupt, the leeches and the nay-sayer authoritarians is worth destroying what he himself has built. If so, good on him – not too many get to his level of wealth without becoming (if they already weren’t) greedy beyond all sense.

Vicki
Vicki
December 16, 2022 4:23 pm

“Elon is making them live up to their own rules – ie, using their own tactics against then.”

Indeed, it’s sweet, very sweet, and pure Alinsky. One of his Alinsky’s rules is…””Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”

That’s how you deal with the left. You put the shit in front of them and make them eat it.

Oh yes, Cassie!!! If only Conservatives would read Alinksy & understand what is happening.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 16, 2022 4:27 pm

Half a mill per year for a bulltish job

m0nty=fa noticed the problem, but didn’t realise that there is no point in a “bulltish job”. Rather, he seems to think replacing Lieboral appointments in bulltish jobs with Liars appointments in bulltish jobs will be an improvement.

No, m0nty=fa, bulltish jobs remain bulltish jobs regardless of who appoints the incumbents. Abolish the lot, without replacement.

JC
JC
December 16, 2022 4:33 pm

Cassie;

Sure, it’s sweet but it’s also wrong.

There’s a story that he banned some punk kid who was essentially live streaming the whereabouts of his private jet. Just the other evening some leftie punk went after the car his kid was traveling in because he thought Musk was a passenger. Those leftie journalists reported the incident in a critical way and he banned them. I can be sympathetic to the reason but the African-American needs to be careful. He sounds as though he’s very concerned with his security and he should be. But…

Zipster
December 16, 2022 4:35 pm

Chinese massive spread
dr john campbell

Zipster
December 16, 2022 4:36 pm
Black Ball
Black Ball
December 16, 2022 4:36 pm

All Australians should benefit from Australian resources. It doesn’t make any sense that oil and gas companies are getting to walk away with record profits while Australians are left with nothing.

Gawd almighty. It makes complete sense that these companies are making the moolah. They invest their own capital into their projects, pay for the upkeep of their expensive equipment, renumerate their workforce handsomely to live on site, often away from family.
They need to pay for licensing and approvement of their plans, often times taking years to even start. And then pay tax after tax.
If only some mong reporter was to ask Pocock how lithium ion batteries are made, and how it is itself extracted from the ground by 10 year old African kids. And his precious CommCar. I fear however his support for running these companies into the ground will elicit a response akin to Pat Cummins. “It’s complicated.”

m0nty
m0nty
December 16, 2022 4:37 pm

Those leftie journalists reported the incident in a critical way and he banned them.

They repeated an LAPD statement.

JC
JC
December 16, 2022 4:37 pm

They repeated an LAPD statement.

Which was?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 16, 2022 4:42 pm

So, the Soviets or the Mafia would have far more professional assassins on the payroll, then this misfit with his mail order rifle?

IMHO.

There is almost certainly a lot on Oswald from the CIA/FBI. After all an ex marine who migrated to the USSR, then returned but was still a leftie, around the time of the Cuban Missile crisis whould have seen him at least under some watchlist.

But it would have been insanity for the Russkies to have used him to pot Kennedy for the exact same reason. Christ imagine the glowing cinder wed be inhabiting is there had been a literal ‘smoking gun” of the USSR being involved in setting it up??

My thinking is the alphabet agencies dropped the ball on Oswald and any confusion or red herrings over the years have been partially due to their cover ups of the fact.

Maybe our leaders and institutions have always been as crap as they are now, only its much, much harder to set a narrative now. Eg: Man Monis and the cafe shootings.

JC
JC
December 16, 2022 4:45 pm

For years and years, the MSM would describe Oswald as far right.

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 16, 2022 4:45 pm

Not a believer in anything else but Oswald acting alone, but there was a book out some years ago, which argued Kennedy was hit by more than one bullet.

It alleged one of the Secret Service agents near the car mishandled his firearm and one of the bullets hit the president.

WolfmanOz
December 16, 2022 4:46 pm

C

assie of Sydney says:
December 16, 2022 at 4:07 pm
“The film JFK is a brilliant exercise in cinematic technique which unfortunately gave too much credence to Jim Garrison’s flawed investigation into the assassination.”

Garrison was a fantasist.

Yes he was, but he did shine a light on the absurdities of the Warren Commission and at the trial of Clay Shaw did manage to have the Zapruder film shown in public for the first time.

m0nty
m0nty
December 16, 2022 4:47 pm

Which was?

That there was no police report made over Musk’s story of a stalker dude stomping on the roof of the car containing his son.

Cassie of Sydney
December 16, 2022 4:47 pm

“My point about Elon is that since Twitter is now a private company, he can do what he wants. “

Indeed, and didn’t we hear the following lines parroted time and time again over the last five to six years, when those on the right rightly complained about Twitter’s overt censorship of conservatives, that…

“Twitter is a private company”

and

“you can always build your own social media platform”.

My oh my, we even had the resident grub here parroting those lines.

Except remember when a platform was created called Parler? Just when it was gaining some traction, the progressive left decided to destroy it, and it never recovered.

Oh and those same “journalists” didn’t say boo when the NYP was silenced before the November 2020 election.

And those same “journalists” didn’t say boo when a sitting president was kicked off the platform.

Nup, those same journalists and all the rest of the complaining hypocritical whingeing progressive left scum can now be force fed their own hypocritical shit and then they can fuck right off.

Pardon the language!

John of Mel
John of Mel
December 16, 2022 4:48 pm

The unanswered question – why not release all documents after 60 years?

Cassie of Sydney
December 16, 2022 4:48 pm

“Oswald as far right.”

Lee Harvey Oswald was a unapologetic Marxist.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
December 16, 2022 4:51 pm

Lazerpig presents to you- Zircon!

This single obscure detail is the proof of everything I’d suspected!!

Seriously though, I was sold on the channel name alone.

JC
JC
December 16, 2022 4:51 pm

hahahahahaaha

Rupar is one one of the biggest dissemblers on the left. In fact there’s a new word, to rupar means:

Urban Dictionary

(Verb)To purposely mislead. To completely mischaracterize a statement or video by omitting context.

Zipster
December 16, 2022 4:51 pm

‘I don’t want to die, but I don’t want to be homeless’: Canadian man, 65, has a doctor’s approval for euthanasia despite admitting becoming POOR is a main reason he’s applying to die
A doctor approved Les Landry’s application for medical assistance in dying, despite him saying poverty is a major factor in the decision to end his own life
Landry, 65, awaits verdict of second doctor who visited his home on Wednesday
Landry says if the second approval isn’t given, he will ‘shop’ for another doctor willing to sign it off – something that’s legal under Canada’s euthanasia laws
He said benefit cuts mean ‘sooner or later I just won’t be able to afford to live’
Shocking case lays bare the relaxed approach to euthanasia in Canada, where experts say ‘choosing to die is more accessible’ than support for disabled people

logical end point of a woke welfare state

JC
JC
December 16, 2022 4:52 pm

Not all the suspended journalists work for large news outlets. Aaron Rupar, an independent reporter who publishes a politics and media newsletter called Public Notice, was also among those who suddenly loss access to their Twitter account.

“I haven’t been provided any explanation at all from Twitter,” Rupar told the Inquirer. “I would appreciate it if someone there would try to explain the rationale for this. Twitter is obviously a huge, huge part of my audience, so as an independent journalist being cut off from that really hurts.”

Diogenes
Diogenes
December 16, 2022 4:53 pm

It alleged one of the Secret Service agents near the car mishandled his firearm and one of the bullets hit the president.

Iirc correctly it was the fatal one that took out the back of his head

JC
JC
December 16, 2022 4:55 pm

That there was no police report made over Musk’s story of a stalker dude stomping on the roof of the car containing his son.

There’s video evidence, you fat lesbian. It’s on Musk’s Twitter page. Musk has said he taking legal action over the issue. That means, most likely, his personal lawyer would be handling it. It may not have been reported officially at that point in time.

Cassie of Sydney
December 16, 2022 5:03 pm

““I haven’t been provided any explanation at all from Twitter,” Rupar told the Inquirer. “I would appreciate it if someone there would try to explain the rationale for this. Twitter is obviously a huge, huge part of my audience, so as an independent journalist being cut off from that really hurts.””

Oh diddums, my heart is just aching. Hmm, I wonder, did Mr Rupar ever defend Meghan Murphy, Carl Benjamin, Kellie-Jay Keen, Graham Linehan, Laura Loomer, Gavin McInnes, James Lindsay, Jordan Peterson, the one and only President Donald Trump, and the many, many others who were all booted from Twitter because they refused to kowtow to progressive narratives and causes such as the bullshit that “transwomen are women”. All of the above, when they were kicked off Twitter, were never ever “provided with an explanation”. Meghan Murphy, booted from Twitter because she dared say that a man could not become a woman, was never provided with any “rationale”.

I’m enjoying the schadenfreude.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 16, 2022 5:07 pm

This might be the greatest movie since showgirls.

https://youtu.be/bHXejJq5vr0

bespoke
bespoke
December 16, 2022 5:08 pm

Apart from turning twitter into right wing bubble and personal gratification. What it achieve?

calli
calli
December 16, 2022 5:11 pm

The unanswered question – why not release all documents after 60 years?

To muddy the waters and keep us yapping about it.

Been to the site. Stood on the grassy knoll, the two hit points and in the dreaded window. The scale of the area is tiny. We aren’t talking the Champs Élysées here guys. A good marksman could easily hit the moving target that was moving slowly away from him in a direct line. One bullet to get the range, one to hit the target and one to make sure.

Oswald was a good marksman. And, as it turned out later in the day, a cold blooded killer.

Others may have put him up to it. Probably did. But the extra gunman to do the job is a derg that just won’t hunt.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 16, 2022 5:13 pm

Horsechops too scared to cook lanbchops?

New Zealand set to cancel Jacinda Ardern’s Waitangi Day BBQ amid security concerns
The annual event likely won’t be going ahead in 2023 amid growing concerns that radical fringe groups are transforming the country’s security environment

If only they had a treaty…. oh!

Data released in June indicated that police-recorded threats against Ardern had almost tripled over three years, amid a rise in conspiracy movements and a backlash against vaccinations.

New Zealand’s Covid-19 measures were seized on by some fringe groups and furious – sometimes-violent – protests from anti-vaccine, anti-government and far-right groups have marred 2022.

At a three-week occupation of Wellington’s parliamentary precinct in February, protesters called for Ardern and journalists to be executed or tried for crimes against humanity.

The protest descended into a violent riot in which at least 40 police officers were injured, 100 people were arrested, fires were lit around parliament grounds and the parliamentary playground was razed.

Those groups have not fully dissolved even as New Zealand discarded its anti-Covid measures. At least two men, both of whom were incensed by the country’s vaccination drive, have been arrested this year for repeatedly threatening to assassinate Ardern.

Cant you feel all the happiness and reconciliation oozing from the land of frightened sheep?

I love how “right wing” now means “doesnt like an overbearing government”.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2022 5:14 pm

Zipster

seems there has been a severe failure at the police if there have been previous “safety checks” that were told to buzz off. If that is true, on what grounds did they return?

That’s the one question that stands out like the dog’s proverbials.

bespoke
bespoke
December 16, 2022 5:16 pm

What will it achieve?

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2022 5:17 pm

Seems the police are caught between warm, fuzzy, female lead community policing and stomping on your face in paramilitary gear. So what is it?

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
December 16, 2022 5:22 pm

I’ve yet to watch in full. Got the weekend for that. This goes on for close to 3 hours.

X: “3 hours!”
Me: F*ck off and go watch Sky News and then provide running pinball commentary on that sh8t. Astonishing to read the amount of people that still watch MSM, hoping for something different. All on Sky News are useless.

Here is a question. When will Sky News invite Tony Heller on the show?

X: “Will have a cup of tea and watch Bolt”

**************

The HighWire with Del Bigtree :

https://rumble.com/v20tcug-episode-298-bringing-the-heat.html

calli
calli
December 16, 2022 5:22 pm

Heh. Been to the sites of two political assassinations. Was on that street corner in Sarajevo earlier this year.

I guess Tower Green doesn’t cut it (nyuk, nyuk). That was definitely murder by the State.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 16, 2022 5:23 pm

bespokesays:
December 16, 2022 at 5:16 pm
What will it achieve?

Well its already made it much harder for their ABCcess to find a “hook” for their morning hate.
The left media luuuurved twitter as it gave them a “we are just reporting on this story because a blue tick on twitter said it” and gave them a mine of reliably left comments to broadcast as ‘public opinion”.

Musktwitter has seen them publicly stating they ” are looking for alternate sources such as Mastadon” as the hivemind has been kicked over.
They turned it into a big version of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JournoList

For anybody on twitter, can they check how many followers KRudd has now? If Must was to out him as a follower buyer it would be awesome.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2022 5:24 pm

Dreyfus has just announced the abolition of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal:

Wow. Whitlam on steroids. I don’t remember that in the election run up.

calli
calli
December 16, 2022 5:25 pm

You can Google it, Mole. He has 1.5 million followers.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2022 5:26 pm

Keating’s demolition of Dr John and his GST cake was the end of policy in Opposition in Australia. And it shows.

calli
calli
December 16, 2022 5:27 pm

Gillard has 836.3K followers.

There will be s9me overlap, of course. The zombies are strong and many.

calli
calli
December 16, 2022 5:30 pm

Uh oh. Luigi has 603k.

Make of that what you will.

cohenite
December 16, 2022 5:32 pm

The penny must be dropping within the letter folk that some letters are better than others:

A woman in Norway is facing up to three years in prison on criminal hate-speech charges after saying that a man cannot become a lesbian.

Tonje Gjevjon, a lesbian filmmaker and actress, was informed on Nov. 17 that she was under investigation for speaking out against prominent Norwegian activist Christine Jentoft on Facebook. Jentoft is a transgender female that often refers to herself as a lesbian mother.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2022 5:39 pm

That’s sticking it to the Man. Errr… woman.

Zipster
December 16, 2022 5:40 pm

Wow. Whitlam on steroids. I don’t remember that in the election run up.

they have learnt not to frighten the horses

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 16, 2022 5:40 pm

Hi Cats!

Freshly decanted Anger #773 here.

Apparently some fool predecessor of mine let slip there was a cheese factory on the moon?

[BANG]

calli
calli
December 16, 2022 5:40 pm

Given the zombie nature of Twitter “following”, and the disinclination of conservatives towards soshul meeja, Tony Abbott has more followers than Luigi.

That’s gotta hurt.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 16, 2022 5:41 pm

Random Wodehouse:
“felt like one of Tolstoy’s peasants, when after putting in a heavy day’s work strangling his father, beating his wife, and dropping the baby into the city reservoir, he turns to the cupboard, only to find the vodka bottle empty”.

Bar Beach Swimmer
December 16, 2022 5:43 pm

bespoke says:
December 16, 2022 at 5:08 pm
Apart from turning twitter into right wing bubble and personal gratification. What it achieve?

1) Rebalance the site as a genuine discussion forum.
2) Treat all tweeters as equal in that discussion.

Lysander
Lysander
December 16, 2022 5:44 pm

Dreyfus has just announced the abolition of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal:

Because it was a bunch of political appointments.

Fuck me, nobody does political appointments better than Labor – just look at them in WA. Its the fucking yah yah labor sista-hood taking over the entire public sector…

Bar Beach Swimmer
December 16, 2022 5:46 pm

they have learnt not to frighten the horses

Peter Garrett said they’d change everything once they made it onto the treasury benches.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 16, 2022 5:50 pm

JCsays:
December 16, 2022 at 4:51 pm
hahahahahaaha

Rupar is one one of the biggest dissemblers on the left. In fact there’s a new word, to rupar means:

Urban Dictionary

(Verb)To purposely mislead. To completely mischaracterize a statement or video by omitting context.

He is probably a contributor to the leftard talking points that Fat Boy tries to sell here, with little success.

Figures
Figures
December 16, 2022 5:52 pm

1) Right wing ideas are critical to humans surviving- at least, more than a few million worldwide.
2) Left wing ideas always fail but about 20 per cent of the population are so in love with lording it over other people, they will fight hard to ensure they exist.
3) Another 60 odd per cent of people allow themselves to get sucked in by left wing slogans and join in in order to virtue signal.

The above are all obviously true so we should easily be able to go from that realization to understanding just how easy it is to beat left wing ideas. Make leftists pay the consequences of their beliefs and there will be nobody in category 3). And those in category 1) will shut their mouths because even though they are prepared to make some sacrifices for the “benefit” of lording it over others, they won’t want to jeopardise their existence.

Note that it doesn’t work in reverse. Leftists can’t stamp out right wing thought entirely because, as I say, humanity’s existence is predicated on it.

In short, JC is an idiot and a coward.

If right wing people were never like him and were all like Cassie, there wouldn’t be a single country in the world with even the remotest left wing policies.

cohenite
December 16, 2022 5:53 pm

Jesse Watters showing some of the californication hearings for reparations to the US blacks. The common element in all the black speakers demanding reparation is the utter hatred they have for the US and whitey.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
December 16, 2022 5:55 pm

Via some bloke who is trying to flog a new book about JFK…

Like a lot of JFK obsessives, Vince wanted to talk about theories more than he wanted to talk about facts..

Reclaiming History was always described as the invincible champion of the lone gunman theory. Invincible physically to any who tried to pick it up off the shelf, perhaps, but invincible to criticism…maybe not so much.
If Morley’s theory is not that the CIA killed JFK, well Bugliosi can be forgiven for jumping to that conclusion, as I also don’t know what else he could be angling at after trying to frame CIA sponsoring of an anti-Castro militia as the recruiting ground for LHO.

When these documents are released, as required by the JFK Records Act, I believe they will shed light on an CIA psychological warfare operation involving Lee Harvey Oswald that the CIA has never disclosed.

Well the release deadline came and went and…
Jefferson Morley@jeffersonmorley · 5h:

To repeat … it’s a shell game…. Mary Ferrell Foundation will have a press conference tomorrow at 10 am EST where I will detail EXACTLY what documents the CIA is hiding after this sham release. Reporters interested in attending please rsvp to @InfoMferrell

Since the relevant staff member of the still-secret files has been dead for 30 years, the reason cannot be personal now, it is institutional. Sounding like they had strong prior suspicion of LHO at least, possibly even foreknowledge of his plan. Reckon they either blame themselves for failing to protect the prez, or worse. It’s all speculation until the National Archives coughs up.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 16, 2022 5:55 pm

H B Bearsays:
December 16, 2022 at 5:24 pm
Dreyfus has just announced the abolition of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal:

Wow. Whitlam on steroids. I don’t remember that in the election run up.

But he is establishing a new, bigger, brighter (ie, reliably leftard) replacement.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2022 5:57 pm

Woof woof. The Media Watchdog is a bewdy this week.

Zipster
December 16, 2022 5:57 pm

They repeated an LAPD statement.

intent and context no longer matter! the left set the precedent, let them eat the same shit sandwich

Johnny Rotten
December 16, 2022 5:58 pm

Jorgesays:
December 16, 2022 at 9:22 am
The English are not renowned for kindness and tolerance.

On the other hand, if you relish irony, poking fun, witty put downs, and satirical barbs, then it’s the world capital of humour. BBC all the way.

The English just love their animals and pets (kindness). Not sure about tolerance but they put up with those French Gits up to a point…………Until the tolerance bit breaks……….LOL

cohenite
December 16, 2022 5:58 pm

And then Horace Cooper, a black advocate, comes on and completely decimates the notion of reparations.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 16, 2022 6:00 pm

The PM is officially Luigi the Unbelievable or if you prefer Luigi the Inconceivable. I prefer the first due to only seeing the guy in the Princess Bride. I don’t see the PM in all his uselessness.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2022 6:00 pm

He [Rupar] is probably a contributor to the leftard talking points that Fat Boy tries to sell here, with little success.

A trusted blogger?

Johnny Rotten
December 16, 2022 6:01 pm

A rabbi, a priest and a Baptist minister are all killed instantly in a car accident. Arriving at the pearly gates, they are stopped by St. Peter who advises them that they must pass a short quiz to enter.

Peter asks the rabbi “Who was the first man?” Rabbi replies “That’s an easy one – Adam!”

And with that, the organ plays a triumphant melody, blue birds chirp and fly around, cherubim flit back and forth, flowering vines emerge from the ground, the gates swing open, and the rabbi walks in. Then, everything becomes quiet – the birds and cherubim disappear, the vines withdraw. All is silent.

Peter solemnly turns to the priest “Who was the first woman?” Priest replies “That’s an easy one! Eve!”

Again, the organ plays a triumphant melody, blue birds chirp and fly around, cherubim flit back and forth, flowering vines emerge from the ground, the gates swing open, and the priest walks in. Then, everything becomes quiet – the birds and cherubim disappear, the vines withdraw. All is silent.

Finally, Peter turns to the Baptist minister, who is confidently rocking back and forth on heel to toe and smiling. With a sly grin, Peter says “What was the first thing Eve said to Adam?”

The Baptist minister frowns, grows quiet, applies his fingers to his brow, and thinks. Then he mumbles “That’s a hard one…”

And the organ plays a triumphant melody…

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 16, 2022 6:02 pm

Micronesian custom lands Michael McCormack in the drink
By BEN PACKHAM
Foreign Affairs and Defence Correspondent
@bennpackham
5:38PM December 16, 2022
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Former deputy prime minister Michael McCormack says he won’t hesitate to drink kava again despite being forced to seek medical help after sculling the potent Micronesian version of the brew.

The opposition Pacific spokesman was floored this week after drinking the intoxicating beverage in the ­Federated States of Micronesia but says he avoided causing a diplomatic incident. ?Mr McCormack was on a ­bipartisan trip to the Pacific, where kava is deeply embedded in the local culture and is consumed to mark significant occasions.

On Tuesday he drank five coconut shells of the muddy-brown liquid in Vanuatu, suffering no ill-effects.

But he was unprepared for the stronger North Pacific kava, known as sakau, that was served in Micronesia the following day at a ceremony with the country’s President, David Panuelo.

“I drank down the whole lot in one hit,” he said. “Now in the South Pacific, you tip some on the ground out of respect for the gods, and you drink the rest in a mouthful or two, but drinking in one gulp. It’s not as potent as what we encountered up at Micronesia.”

Within 20 minutes, he was feeling sick. “Honestly, I was cross-eyed and it just hit me … overwhelming,” he said.

Mr McCormack was helped to a car and taken to a clinic, where he was treated for dehydration.

“I was fine, but had a very good sleep. I didn’t cause any diplo­matic incidents. I didn’t disrupt the proceedings,” he said.

Foreign Minister Penny Wong, opposition counterpart Simon Birmingham and Pacific Minister Pat Conroy, who were also on the trip, got through the ceremony in good shape.

Mr McCormack said he would be happy to participate in future kava ceremonies but would be more cautious in Micronesia.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2022 6:03 pm

But he [Dreyfus] is establishing a new, bigger, brighter (ie, reliably leftard) replacement

A Fair Work Commission for the rest of us.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 16, 2022 6:04 pm

Munk debate on media trust.

https://youtu.be/nvaf7XOOFHc?t=655

Johnny Rotten
December 16, 2022 6:04 pm

I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had.

– J. K. Rowling

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2022 6:06 pm

Oswald was a good marksman

My beef is the multiple shots in a matter of seconds with a centrefire bolt action rifle (not of the best quality) and at a moving target at about 200 metres.

That said if he was good enough many official investigations have even said there were multiple conspirators even with one shooter.

calli
calli
December 16, 2022 6:07 pm

Just watched the creatures’ uploaded garbage, done after they’d murdered those two police officers in cold blood.

Disgusting, self-righteous and wicked.

Matthew 7:21-23

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Johnny Rotten
December 16, 2022 6:10 pm

This is a story of self-control and marksmanship by a brave, cool-headed woman with a small pistol against a fierce predator. What is the smallest calibre that you would trust to protect yourself? A Beretta Jetfire testimonial! Here is her story in her own words:

“While out walking along the edge of a bayou just outside of Fort Lauderdale, in ‘Alligator Alley’ with my soon-to-be ex-husband discussing property settlement and other divorce issues, we were surprised by a huge 12-foot alligator, which suddenly emerged from the murky water and began charging us with its large jaws wide open. She must have been protecting her nest, because she was extremely aggressive. If I had not had my little Beretta Jetfire .25 calibre pistol with me, I would not be here today! Just one shot to my estranged husband’s kneecap was all it took. The ‘gator got him easily and I was able to escape by just walking away at a brisk pace. It’s one of the best pistols in my collection! Plus the amount I saved in lawyer’s fees was really incredible”.

Johnny Rotten
December 16, 2022 6:12 pm

I pay a lot of tax, and I feel, one of the reasons I stay and pay why I’m not based in Monaco… I think my country helped me.

– J. K. Rowling

rosie
rosie
December 16, 2022 6:14 pm

Dan Andrews has already indicated he will find a job for Fiona Patten.
What qualifications will she bring to the table.
No doubt he doesn’t want any bean spilling about pandemic bill negotiations.

Cassie of Sydney
December 16, 2022 6:16 pm

“Dreyfus has just announced the abolition of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal:

Wow. Whitlam on steroids. I don’t remember that in the election run up.”

That’s Labor, they don’t waste any time. Ya reckon the Liberals could learn anything?

rosie
rosie
December 16, 2022 6:16 pm

Haven’t watched it Calli but have been wondering if they waved away their cold blooded murders with a variation of one saved always saved sin licenced?

Cassie of Sydney
December 16, 2022 6:23 pm

Isn’t it marvellous? We have a Labor/Greens Coalition government.

bespoke
bespoke
December 16, 2022 6:25 pm

Bar Beach Swimmersays:
December 16, 2022 at 5:43 pm
bespoke says:
December 16, 2022 at 5:08 pm
Apart from turning twitter into right wing bubble and personal gratification. What it achieve?

1) Rebalance the site as a genuine discussion forum.
2) Treat all tweeters as equal in that discussion.

Those are things I was cheering for all these year not revenge.

Johnny Rotten
December 16, 2022 6:25 pm

An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and he turned to her and said “Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger”.

The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total stranger “What would you want to talk about?” “Oh, I don’t know” said the atheist. “How about why there is no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?” as he smiled smugly.

“Okay” she said. “Those could be interesting topics but let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff – grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?”

The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence, thinks about it and says “Hmmm, I have no idea”.

To which the little girl replies “Do you really feel qualified to discuss God, Heaven and Hell, or life after death, when you don’t know crap?”

And then she went back to reading her book.

Johnny Rotten
December 16, 2022 6:27 pm

Death is just life’s next big adventure.

– J. K. Rowling

Gilas
Gilas
December 16, 2022 6:31 pm

re: the JFK imbroglio..
Just repeating what others, many others, have already said, but which seemed to be beyond the Warren Commission’s understanding of projectile ballistics:
The Zapruder film at 22″ clearly shows JFK’s fatal shot came from his anterior aspect, probably slightly to the right, ie. towards Zapruder’s standing position, and from below the horizontal.
Blood and brain explode outward, the classic “pink mist”.
JFK’s head swings back immediately, on impact, due to the bullet’s partial transfer of its kinetic energy.
The head then flops forward.. life extinct.

From Wikipedia: “Three of the physicians reported that the backward and leftward motion of the President’s upper body following the head shot was caused by a “violent straightening and stiffening of the entire body as a result of a seizure-like neuromuscular reaction to major damage inflicted to nerve centers in the brain.”..
I wonder how much they were paid, or what threats they received, to invent that convenient garbage.

The few autopsy photos which were made available clearly show the exit wound in JFK’s occipital region, entry was in the region of his right ear, his face intact.
Had the shot come from Oswald, the entry wound would have been the diameter of the bullet’s caliber, the exit wound would have been a significant chunk of JFK’s face, it would also have continued travelling towards the windscreen/dashboard of the car.. which didn’t happen.

Ergo: Oswald was not the only shooter.

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2022 6:33 pm

There is a “deboonker” argument that Kennedy had a back brace, so, all shots were from behind.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 16, 2022 6:35 pm

Despite going missing he remained in contact with family

How can you be missing and in contact with family at the same time?
It’s bullshit.
Otherwise, why not seek an interview with members of the extended Train family and find out the truth?

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2022 6:38 pm
Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 16, 2022 6:39 pm

Otherwise, why not seek an interview with members of the extended Train family and find out the truth?

Grigory has volunteered to face the Peril.

The transcript will probably end up in the same place he keeps Parliament’s CCTV records…

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
December 16, 2022 6:39 pm

re:

It doesn’t make any sense that oil and gas companies are getting to walk away with record profits while Australians are left with nothing.

Nothing except petrol in their car and natural gas in their…
tee hee
natural gas in their…
hahahaha
natural gas in their…COOKERS!!!

bingo!

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2022 6:42 pm

I think we’ll have this JFK thing sorted pretty soon now. Our gluten-based physicist in da house.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 16, 2022 6:42 pm

Interesting fact about Abraham Zapruder:
He sued the United States for not returning the film [ of JFK getting his brains blown out].
Zapruder died in 1970, but his family continued the litigation.
They were eventually successful, making off with a cool $16 million in 1994.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
December 16, 2022 6:43 pm

Rex mused:

The transcript will probably end up in the same place he keeps Parliament’s CCTV records…

I hear their CCTV is operated by the same company that operates the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan. 😉

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2022 6:43 pm

Grigory has volunteered to face the Peril.

More like 50:50. Will he take Mother?

Black Ball
Black Ball
December 16, 2022 6:44 pm
H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2022 6:47 pm

Groog’s analysis was clearly very useful to Brittany’s team. They made off like bandits. As JC said, we owe him an apology.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 16, 2022 6:52 pm

Some superannuated BleatSqueaker was having a sook about Higgins getting $3 Mil. in 2022.
How about Zapruders getting $16 mil. in 1994 because Evidence in an Unsolved Murder wasn’t returned?

Johnny Rotten
December 16, 2022 6:54 pm

In short, JC is an idiot and a coward.

Of course He/She/It/Whatever/Whocares/Don’tCare/NoCare/…………..And so much more. No one really cares and on this Blog as there is no ownership apart from Dover. Who BTW puts up with a load of crap. JC; you are now ‘Jerkoff C(r)untface’ and the voters have told this site so. I have the numbers in my CIA folder…….lol. So just STFU as you do not own this Blog. Someone else does. So as you try to tell everyone else, just FUCK OFF. And play in the traffic. That’s my idea BTW.

JC
JC
December 16, 2022 6:54 pm

Bear

When did I say Eddles is owed an apology or even something that could be mistakenly interpreted that way?

John of Mel
John of Mel
December 16, 2022 6:54 pm

Dan Andrews has already indicated he will find a job for Fiona Patten.
What qualifications will she bring to the table.

Maybe something to do with her job prior to venturing into politics?

calli
calli
December 16, 2022 6:55 pm

No, rosie. I don’t think their understanding goes particularly deep.

It was more along the lines of “we’ve done it. See you soon.”.

Well, they got their wish.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2022 6:55 pm

Ruh roh.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 16, 2022 6:56 pm

As JC said, we owe him an apology.

Forget it, dickhead.
You, me, and 14,999,998 taxpayers chucked in 2 bob each so that Higgins doesn’t bully the Liberal Party wimminses any more.
Money well spent, you’d agree?

JC
JC
December 16, 2022 6:58 pm

Dover

I think you need to take out the garbage. Rodney Rootenhead is having another mental disturbance attack.

Gilas
Gilas
December 16, 2022 6:59 pm

Apropos of all the tonnes of documentary evidence presented at the various JFK assassination enquiries.. ie. years of “useful” public servants’ time, all concluding that a single shooter was responsible.

They already had Oswald, patsy or otherwise, “convicted” and silenced, so why not:

1) Perform a proper, descriptive and complete autopsy? (not done)
2) Take dozens, hundreds of photographs, from every aspect? (not done)
3) Release the full findings, unredacted and including the photographs? (still not done)
4) As well as any other available, circumstantial documentation? (not sure about this)

One can only draw the one, obvious, conclusion.

calli
calli
December 16, 2022 6:59 pm

Also, on the “once saved, always saved” issue, you’ll only know when you’ve run the race.

You go through the finish line that says “You chose Me”, and see that the other side says “I chose you first.”.

Johnny Rotten
December 16, 2022 7:00 pm

Cassie of Sydneysays:
December 16, 2022 at 6:23 pm
Isn’t it marvellous? We have a Labor/Greens Coalition government.

We the People have no Gov’ment any more. The Guv’ment no longer represents us the People.

JC
JC
December 16, 2022 7:00 pm

H B Bear says:
December 16, 2022 at 6:55 pm
Ruh roh.

What sound is that Bear?

sfw
sfw
December 16, 2022 7:02 pm

Convict ancestors, on Dads side all of his GGGP’s were transported, men and women. All for multiple thefts, assaults and a robbery, nice bunch. Mums side were all Western District, most came over with the Henty’s and a few just afterwards. No money on that side though, too many kids and everything diluted and sold. Dad sometimes stirred mum up because her father when he was young in the depression stole some sheep with some mates, got six months for it. Dad was a copper and thought his family were ‘proper’ people not crooks. When I did the family tree and found the crooks he wasn’t happy, won’t even discuss it now.

Re my grandfathers sheep stealing, the copper at Warrnambool Rupert Arnold, caught and charged them wasn’t very popular, someone nailed a sheep’s head to the station door one night and after that his nickname was ‘Sheeps head’ it stuck he became chief commissioner and they still called him that behind his back.

Black Ball
Black Ball
December 16, 2022 7:02 pm

Like Brexit, a simple smackdown of The Voice referendum won’t be recognised until the correct answer from academics is achieved. Here’s Albo tackling the big issues. FMD:

The Albanese government will allow citizenship ceremonies to be held on a day other than Australia Day.

As of December 16, citizenship ceremonies can now be held either three days post or prior to January 26.

Before this change, citizenship ceremonies fell on January 26, which is considered a day of mourning to many Indigenous people.

On Friday morning, Immigration Minister Andrew Giles announced the change, which follows councils in Melbourne who had signalled plans to move away from the Australia Day ceremonies.

Mr Giles told SBS the decision came after councils revealed there were higher costs associated with holding the ceremonies on public holidays.

“Australian citizenship is an important common bond for all Australians, whether by birth or by choice, and lies at the heart of unified, cohesive and inclusive Australia,” he said.

“The government’s priority is to ensure that where people have made the choice to become Australian citizens, they are afforded that opportunity in their own communities with friends and family in a timely way.”

Former Liberal prime minister Scott Morrison introduced rules in 2019 that forced local governments to hold the citizenship ceremonies on January 26, Australia Day, or not at all.

One Melbourne council has already indicated that it won’t hold citizenship ceremonies on January 26.

Merri-bek City Council Mayor Angelica Panopoulos said a motion to discontinue the Australia Day citizenship ceremonies was carried at a council meeting on December 7.

“Merri-bek City Council has supported changing the date of Australia Day since 2017 so that our national day of celebration can be held on a day that is inclusive to everyone,” she said.

In January this year, thousands across the country rallied to change the date of Australia Day, as Indigenous people mourn what they call “Invasion Day.”

Each year, the recognition of “Invasion Day” grows more and more, with councils, businesses and influencers urging the government to change the date of Australia Day to allow for celebration without causing pain to First Nations people.

On Friday, the council issued a statement welcoming the federal government’s decision to allow the ceremonies to be held within three days of Australia Day.

“We are grateful that the federal government will allow us, and all councils, to listen to our communities and make decisions that are right for us when scheduling citizenship ceremonies in January,” Ms Panopoulos said.

“We look forward to holding many ceremonies in 2023 where we will celebrate Australian citizenship and what it means to be Australian – including our next ceremony, which is proposed for January 24.

“We will always listen to traditional owners and our First Nations community about matters that are important to them. January 26 is a painful day for many in our community and isn’t the right date to celebrate.”

Well boys and girls, if you don’t want to celebrate Australia and what this country has done for you, feel free to fuck off to wherever. Rescind your citizenship, refund all monies paid and make your own country in the middle of Bumfuck Idaho.

calli
calli
December 16, 2022 7:04 pm

Rowling just continued on from J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan,

“To live would be an awfully big adventure.”

And it is.

JMH
JMH
December 16, 2022 7:05 pm

In view of you post at 9.42 am this morning with regard to upcoming moderation, Dover, please take note of JC’s post at 6.58 pm.

Johnny Rotten
December 16, 2022 7:07 pm

JCsays:
December 16, 2022 at 6:58 pm
Dover

I think you need to take out the garbage. Rodney Rootenhead is having another mental disturbance attack.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I think that with your use of profanity over the last few nights then you should have been reported to Dover. Oh so yes you have been for the use of the C word on many occasions.

Not by me of course as I will stand up here and wind you up with lots of Armstrongs. You don’t seem to like that so I will continue to post. If you wish to read my posts then good luck with that. You Fat Twat.

cohenite
December 16, 2022 7:09 pm

Some superannuated BleatSqueaker was having a sook about Higgins getting $3 Mil. in 2022.
How about Zapruders getting $16 mil. in 1994 because Evidence in an Unsolved Murder wasn’t returned?

So save Brittany gets $3million for nothing, assorted media bullshit and undermining the pathetic libs; and the other guys get their stuff back which proved the spooks knocked over the only demorat POTUS worth rooting.

STFU crotchless.

Zipster
December 16, 2022 7:09 pm

Death is just life’s next big adventure.

is this an ad for canuk euthanasia…

Johnny Rotten
December 16, 2022 7:10 pm

The Albanese government will allow citizenship ceremonies to be held on a day other than Australia Day.

Point of Order here. It is NOT the Albenese Government. It is the Australian Federal Government. Get it right.

Lysander
Lysander
December 16, 2022 7:11 pm

Groogs pays tax*????

Wow, you learn something every day.

*does he mean GST?

calli
calli
December 16, 2022 7:12 pm

Uh oh. Looks like we need the “report comment” button back.

Dover! Front and centre!

JC
JC
December 16, 2022 7:15 pm

Angry Karen

If you need to notify Dover, then do so without mentioning me. Fuck off and get back under the house, you miserable worm.

bespoke
bespoke
December 16, 2022 7:18 pm

Uh oh. Looks like we need the “report comment” button back.

I didn’t notice it was gone.

Johnny Rotten
December 16, 2022 7:18 pm

And to wind up ‘Jerkoff C(r)untface’ even more……………………..

Biden to Destroy the Fishing Industry Next

From Armstrong Economics –

“The Biden Administration is now targeting fishing. They have argued all along that boats expel more CO2 than cars, Cows, or Airplanes. So it is no surprise to now target boating imposing a 10-knot speed limit. This will end the deep sea fishing period – both for sport and food supply. This is up and down the entire East Coast. Of course, Right whales, migrate and can be seen every winter off the Atlantic coast between Jacksonville and Cap Canaveral between December and March each year. They are tourist attractions with hundreds of siting every season.

This is how government works. They just impose blank bans on the entire ocean out for 150 miles. When they did Obamacare, I lost my insurance from Blue Cross because it did not include maternity leave despite the fact I was not married and at that time men could still not get pregnant unless they were in California apparently.

Such bans with a broad brush of this nature will impact the entire industry ending much of the shipping industry as well as the ports. Why ship anything now to New York, Philadelphia, or Virginia? There go the unions!”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/armstrongeconomics101/regulation/biden-to-destroy-the-fishing-industry-next/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 16, 2022 7:19 pm

So save Brittany gets $3million for nothing,
They had a choice:
1.pay $3 mil.
2. Go to Court, inevitably go down in flames, poay considerably more than $3 Mil.
and the other guys get their stuff back
Zapruders didn’t get the murder film back, they got $16 Mil. [while redefining chutzpah].
…which proved the spooks knocked over the only demorat POTUS worth rooting.
JFK was no good, Oswald was no good [tho he didn’t murder anybody]
and most of the published JFK Conspiracy authors were spooks themselves, working for one of the many Spook outfits.

rosie
rosie
December 16, 2022 7:19 pm

Merri-bek being the former Moreland council.
Apparently Moreland was a bad white man
Coburg and thereabouts, couldn’t be woker.
We won’t talk about ‘Moreland City College’.

dopey
dopey
December 16, 2022 7:23 pm

One thing was covered up for sure, according to a TV show some years back. Kennedy was being treated for venereal disease. No way the family wanted that to come out.

JC
JC
December 16, 2022 7:23 pm

You’re not winding me up in the least, RR.

You damage the site by posting crap from a fraudster and it was shown to you yesterday that Armstrong doesn’t stop bullshitting. You wouldn’t know that because you’re a moron.

Johnny Rotten
December 16, 2022 7:26 pm

The Albanese government will allow citizenship ceremonies to be held on a day other than Australia Day.

It is not the Albasleasy Guv’ment at all. Citizenship does not need to be held on ‘Sralia Day’ unless this is now the new Soviet Union………………Comrades.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 16, 2022 7:31 pm

Rex Angersays:
December 16, 2022 at 6:39 pm
Otherwise, why not seek an interview with members of the extended Train family and find out the truth?

Grigory has volunteered to face the Peril.

The transcript will probably end up in the same place he keeps Parliament’s CCTV records…

And the transcript of his discussions with the 11 jurors who were going to vote “Guilty”.

JC
JC
December 16, 2022 7:33 pm

VDH

But otherwise, Musk has the resources, the youth, genius, and the energy to do to social media what he did to the space and automobile industries: revolutionize it, open it up to keener competition, and to reject stifling orthodoxy.

How sad that the Left despises a man who built real things against the odds and took risks to champion free speech. And how predictable it worshiped a leftist fraud who bilked a million investors and ruined the lives of thousands.

The hatred of the accomplished Musk and the worship of the hollow man Bankman-Fried are sad commentaries on how liberalism has descended into progressivism and ultimately into Stalinism.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
December 16, 2022 7:34 pm

Figures figured:

Left wing ideas always fail but about 20 per cent of the population are so in love with lording it over other people, they will fight hard to ensure they exist.

Roughly 82% of people are expected to be older than the 65yo retirement age when they die. So 82% of people will need some way to survive after their most productive years have ended. They cannot pay for current expenses with current productivity.

Charity can only come from a position of surplus. The only difference of L vs R here is who nominally holds the surplus, whether it is distributed over private policy holders or centralised in a social security. It either comes from other people’s current productivity or it comes from your past productivity. As the track record of Governments balancing budgets has been abysmal, and yes Left wing ideas always fail, the social security option for retirement is looking somewhere between bad and non-existent.

But where is the hope from the private sector funds (Industry + SMSF)? The retirement age keeps getting pushed back so much that Gen Y have lost hope of ever being permitted to retire and collect their super, plus recent superannuation returns have been pretty bad. Plus if the money comes from your own past productivity has the extra burden of trying to avoid the monetarist devaluation of the currency. To have personal savings invested in superannuation that can pay out over 25y+ of retirement is the ideal and some will achieve that, but I don’t think the plan the boomers enjoyed can necessarily be repeated and enjoyed to the same degree with the later gens. Left wing ideas offer (possibly false) hope to that group.

My point is simply a clarification of your argument. Those who hope for Leftist solutions are more than 20% when you consider retirement funds, as mere survival in old age (not only “lording it over others”) is another reason people gravitate towards some of the Left wing ideas.

Johnny Rotten
December 16, 2022 7:35 pm

Hey JC. ‘ Jerkoff C(r)untface’ you have been damaging this Blog for ages. So in the words that you use so often – FUCK OFF and don’t come back you TWAT.

And you are a Pompous Windbag but only when you have enough puff……………………….

m0nty
m0nty
December 16, 2022 7:38 pm

Is it right that Rowan Dean’s show was cancelled from Sky News lol.

JC
JC
December 16, 2022 7:40 pm

I don’t promote a known fraudster to the site, RR.

Do you possess any internal ethics or is that the reason Britain “transported” you here in the 70’s. To get rid of some more of the garbage they missed out on 150 years prior?

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 16, 2022 7:40 pm

Johnny Rottensays:
December 16, 2022 at 7:10 pm
The Albanese government will allow citizenship ceremonies to be held on a day other than Australia Day.

Point of Order here. It is NOT the Albenese Government. It is the Australian Federal Government. Get it right.

I prefer the “Albanese government” formulation. There is little evidence of any intention to govern for the benefit of all Australians, rather than to rule for the benefit of the Liars Party.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 16, 2022 7:43 pm

Is it right that Rowan Dean’s show was cancelled from Sky News

That would not be surprising given Newscorp is run by wet Murdoch kiddies and Paul Ryan.
Lefties do what lefties do, eh Monty?

cohenite
December 16, 2022 7:44 pm

JFK was no good

I didn’t say he was good crotchless. I said he was worth rooting. Marilyn didn’t just root anybody.

m0nty
m0nty
December 16, 2022 7:48 pm

It takes a special level of incompetence to get fired from the sheltered workshop of Sky After Dark. I guess those asterisk ratings didn’t cut it against all the other asterisk rating shows.

JC
JC
December 16, 2022 7:54 pm

Fatboy, why are getting so exited about a minor player possibly losing his job?

Johnny Rotten
December 16, 2022 7:55 pm

JCsays:
December 16, 2022 at 7:40 pm
I don’t promote a known fraudster to the site, RR.

Do you possess any internal ethics or is that the reason Britain “transported” you here in the 70’s. To get rid of some more of the garbage they missed out on 150 years prior?

As you appear to be a foul mouthed Plonker who has an aversion to Mr Armstrong, then I will keep posting his stuff until the day that I die or this Blog gets rid of you. So over to you. Like you I will never give up. TWAT. So keep reading Martin’s stuff and get annoyed or just pass it by and get on with your own shit……………………..TWAT.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 16, 2022 7:55 pm

Rowan Dean came across as effete and woofterish, not to mention a Cuck.
His show got canned?
Good.

Cassie of Sydney
December 16, 2022 7:58 pm

“It takes a special level of incompetence to get fired from the sheltered workshop of Sky After Dark. I guess those asterisk ratings didn’t cut it against all the other asterisk rating shows.”

The fat fascist fuckwit knows all about sheltered workshops.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
December 16, 2022 7:59 pm

Interesting change on Channel Nein youtube channel.
This link was on my Algorithm-curated frontpage of YT an hour ago when I loaded that tab.

Officers may have been lured to deadly Wieambilla ambush by tip-off
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4nRoixOPEI

I wish I’d clicked on it when it was new, because just now I clicked and…

Private Video
Sign in if you’ve been granted access to this video

Something in it was too spicy for Nein?

Indolent
Indolent
December 16, 2022 8:01 pm
JC
JC
December 16, 2022 8:02 pm

Rottenhead. Are you being medicated? You’ve been calling me a jerky c..t since I said I found your jokes boring.

Sure, keep posting Armstrong., While you’re at it, start posting comments by Jeffrey Epstein as well. It almost makes (equal) sense. We’re one really fucking weird dude. I presume you live alone and would be described as a quite type who keeps to himself by neighbors.

m0nty
m0nty
December 16, 2022 8:03 pm

I find it amusing that Rowan Dean’s career has officially peaked, such a low zenith.

Indolent
Indolent
December 16, 2022 8:03 pm

This’ll send a chill down your spine.

HARARI

MatrixTransform
December 16, 2022 8:04 pm
Ed Case
Ed Case
December 16, 2022 8:05 pm

Actually, Rotten is a neighbour of Bear’s.
I’d say they’ve got plenty in common.

JC
JC
December 16, 2022 8:05 pm

m0nty says:

I find it amusing that Rowan Dean’s career has officially peaked, such a low zenith.

Really, you take delight in a person potentially falling on difficult times in their life because… why?

It’s not as though his position is going to be filled by a leftwinger, you obese nutball.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2022 8:06 pm

I find it amusing that Rowan Dean’s career has officially peaked, such a low zenith.

I wonder if he passed Econs101?

Rabz
December 16, 2022 8:09 pm

Regarding the alleged cancellation of Rowie Dean’s Televisual Feast – surely it’s just WEB Time™?

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2022 8:10 pm

And after I was nice to you this morning Groogs. For shame.

Black Ball
Black Ball
December 16, 2022 8:11 pm

Via Tim Blair, Top ten rally car moments. He makes special mention of number 2

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 16, 2022 8:12 pm

Really, you take delight in a person potentially falling on difficult times in their life because… why?

It’s not as though his position is going to be filled by a leftwinger, you obese nutball.

Much like Khorne, Benito M0ntylini cares not from whom thr blood flows.

Only that it flows from the side he has been told not to like…

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 16, 2022 8:13 pm

WEB Time

Wildly Entertaining Beatdowns?

Rabz
December 16, 2022 8:14 pm

err, Bear, I believe you alleged earlier this week that Eddles is on record as having agreed with one of my comments.

There will not be any of that, on both counts.

cohenite
December 16, 2022 8:16 pm

Dickless and crotchless happy about Dean. Rowan that is, who was very good about the bullshit of alarmism and didn’t use blot’s argument of Australia being so small it didn’t make sense to curb our tiny CO2 emissions. Dean just said it was bullshit. Which it is.

Alternatively Dean Mackin is back on 2SM; and he knows alarmism is bullshit too.

When I think about it dickless and crotchless would be a good name for a show about a couple of fucking lefties.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 16, 2022 8:16 pm

Take it easy, Bear.
I just said you & rotten are both whingers from Perth.
I didn’t accuse you and him of taking turns manning the Hotplate.

Though now I come to think of it …

rosie
rosie
December 16, 2022 8:20 pm

I don’t know if Celine got the Pfizer vaccine or not, but the side effect profile of the other vaccines is even worse, so my arguments apply no matter what vaccine Celine got.

How would pfizer know that Stiff Person Syndrome, a disease so rare it affects only one in a million, was a known side effect of their mRna vaccine?
Sounds to me like Steve Kirsch has a bad case of Hysterical Nonsense Syndrome.

custard
custard
December 16, 2022 8:22 pm

Cats will know I have a prediction that Donald Trump will be the President of the USA before 31/1/23

Predictions are difficult especially about the future.

I believe currently there are three things in play that could be determinative

In no particular order

Kari Lake success and ultimate ascension to Governor of AZ

Brunson SC petition

Twitter gate and everything that spins off of it!

And almost everything surrounding the ChinaVirus hoax, big pharmaceutical, big tech..

An almost endless list of things in play.

What a time to be alive.

Rabz
December 16, 2022 8:23 pm

Rexie – Well Earned Break Time™, being the season for them.

Goodness knows I’m in need of one myself. It’s been another infuriating and depressing twelve months blighted by the staggering stupidity of a seemingly unrelenting cavalcade of monumental dunderheads (again).

That’s three now, on the trot.

Thank goodness I was blessed the last few months with the magnifique presence of a certain womanage, who has made me realise that is more to life than feuding with your family and incessantly denouncing collectivist crackpots while contemplating one’s existence on this planet, Nyeechee style.

Hope there may be, yet.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2022 8:23 pm

err, Bear, I believe you alleged earlier this week that Eddles is on record as having agreed with one of my comments.

Don’t make me ask Mater to find it.

Indolent
Indolent
December 16, 2022 8:24 pm

1 in 30 Deaths in Canada Were From Assisted Suicide in 2021

“Justin Trudea’s government has removed the 10 day wait time from when you ask for medical assistance in suicide…and you don’t have to do it in writing, you can just verbally ask the state to kill you.”

So, you can kill anyone you feel like and then just literally say “They asked for it”.

  1. Let them permanently close down Columbia since it no longer has anything to offer future students or society at large.…

  2. People who have been neighbours and friends for generations no longer talk to each other and the usual public events,…

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